Hello r lewis,
from being an Avon representative is considered to be self employment. Your income from that is reported on Schedule C
On Schedule C you may also deduct any expenses you had in connectin with earning your Avon income. This would include such things as business use of your personal
vehicle or supplies or samples you purchased to give to customers.
When claiming an expense for use of your vehicle, you can either claim your actual expenses paid for fuel, oil, repairs, etc., or you may just claim a standard mileage allowance
. The standard mileage allowance is the easiest to use and does not require that you keep receipts of your car expenses.
If you decide to use actual expenses, then you must figure the total miles you drove for business as a percentage of the total vehicle use. Example would be if you drove your car a total of 10,000 miles for the year and 2,000 miles were attributed to your Avon business, then you could deduct 20% of your actual car expenses for gas, oil, repairs, tires, etc., but you would need to have all the receipts for those expenses in order to use this method.
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